Monday, April 29, 2013

Taco Quesadillas

Taco Tuesday! We don’t always have Tacos on Tuesday but it happens pretty often, they are quick and easy and taste delicious.

If you want to change it up from the usual tacos try these Taco Quesadillas, AH-MAZING!

What you need,

1 lb. ground beef
2 tbsp. homemade Taco Seasoning (or a store bought package)
1 cup water
1 cup jalapeno cheddar cheese, grated (Cracker Barrel makes a really good one!)
6-8 small flour tortillas
Sour Cream, Salsa and Shredded iceberg lettuce for serving

In a large skillet over medium high heat brown the ground beef. Drain any excess fat off.

Add in the taco seasoning and the water and reduce the heat to medium. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until most of the liquid has absorbed.  Set aside.

Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Place a tortilla in the skillet, top with a little of the shredded cheese, a couple of heaping tablespoons of the meat mixture and a little more cheese. Top with a second tortilla. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until brown and crisp and the cheese is melted.

Repeat the process with the remaining tortilla, cheese and meat.
You can keep the cooked quesadillas warm on a sheet pan placed in a 200 degree oven.

Cut the quesadillas into quarters and serve with sour cream, salsa and a little shredded lettuce.

These basic taco quesadilla were amazing but feel free to add in some additional ingredients such as:
Refried beans, chopped green chilies, black beans, sliced jalapenos or even some roasted corn!

The possibilities are endless!

Enjoy this Taco Tuesday change up!


1 comment:

  1. We love making quesadillas on the weeknights! This taco twist sounds perfect for my family!